Ah, weight, a topic that just won’t seem to go away. I was talking to a friend from high school last night, and the subject came up on how necessary the gym is as one gets older. The days of carefree Girl Scout Cookie chomping and beer binges catch up eventually as metabolism slows down, and a focus on overall health in terms of lifelong health, a concept that seems an eternity away when you’re a teenager, begins to preoccupy your thoughts.
I truly think that Madonna is either a chameleon or a cat with nine lives. The woman is a master at reinventing herself, and doing so completely and without looking back. Oh yeah, and she always seems to succeed at what she does.
Her latest venture is a chain of fitness clubs, which will probably be as big as anything else she’s done in her remarkable career … because whether you love Madonna or hate her, you’ve got to give her credit for everything she’s been able to accomplish—channeling Marilyn Monroe in the early days of MTV, pop star, author, activist, and movie actress, to name a few.
It should come as no surprise that her latest act, similar to Susan Sarandon’s, is something that caters to the masses. Well, the rich masses.
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And nope, it’s not that I give a crap about what my husband — or any other person, male or female, for that matter — thinks of my wardrobe choices, but because I honestly have to agree with the majority of the fashion-trend-suicides that today’s men apparently find most unappealing. The poll was conducted through MSN and showcased the biggest fashion failures of the season … and all this, according to men.
Yes, harem pants. I think the last time I actually thought that harem pants were cool and hip and in, MC Hammer was big on the scene and I was wearing them to middle-school dances, along with my Hyper-Color t-shirt. Some fashions are best left to die and harem pants is just one of many. I’m sorry, but there’s nothing attractive about looking like you have a load in your pants and you haven’t gotten the chance to clean it out, so you’re swinging it around with you on the backside ’til you end up somewhere more appropriate, like a bathroom.
I don’t know. While I don’t think they’re particular cute on anyone other than girls under the age of fourteen and pregnant women of any age, I wouldn’t say that they’re as heinous as the men surveyed claim them to be. They’re jeans. With suspenders and a bib. What’s not to like?
Uh, again, I have to go with the men on this one. I personally cannot stand the big sunglasses look. It probably has a whole lot to do with the fact that I have a rather small, round face and gigantic sunglasses make me look absolutely, preposterously bug-like and not to mention — I wore really big eyeglasses in elementary school. And it scarred me. I’ll shy away from the huge frames, thanks.
Aah, what a refreshing breath of sanity — people who don’t like leggings. I’m not a leggings girl. I don’t find them comfortable, I don’t find them attractive (I have bony, unfortunate-looking knees that give me really dirty looks when I wear something tight around them) and they remind me of the days of old when my mother used to frequent the gym, wearing stirrup pants. Remember those? Yeah. I do, too.
Yep, yep. Have to agree again. Can’t stand the gladiator sandals. They look painful, pinchy and overall intimidating. I couldn’t imagine hitting the town for the evening rocking a pair of tight, leather cages that happened to encase my feet, ankles, and in some cases, shins. No, thank you.